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Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Canvasback2] #7617178
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Originally Posted by Canvasback2
Ok, do Pennsylvanians from the middle Mountain part of the State have some sort of a different accent , than the rest of the State ? Almost like a low, slow drawl to their voice when they talk .

Yeah, I notice that too up around St Mary's way

Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Nittany Lion] #7617183
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Originally Posted by Nittany Lion
What do they call them in Altoona?


They call them Gobs out that way..."Gawbs" to be exact LOL

Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Canvasback2] #7617265
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Originally Posted by Canvasback2
Ok, do Pennsylvanians from the middle Mountain part of the State have some sort of a different accent , than the rest of the State ? Almost like a low, slow drawl to their voice when they talk .

Absolutely. Im from northern Potter county. I can tell someone from done near I80 instantly when they talk.

Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Canvasback2] #7617447
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Not that I can tell. I came from northern Centre County, but have lived in western Pa. most of my life. Now that Iím retired, I split my week between my house in Snow Shoe and one in Butler. Folks sound the same to me.

Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Canvasback2] #7617507
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You can spot a Mon-Valley accent a mile away.

As for the mountain region of PA yes....

You can also tell someone from back east by the way they say water. Wooter.


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Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Canvasback2] #7617549
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This reminds me of the bar scene in Inglorious Basterds. I go to Johnstown and Altoona frequently and never noticed a difference?

Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Canvasback2] #7617714
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If you are not a native you can notice the accent immediately. I notice it around Byrnedale, St.Marys. and Benezette.

Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Canvasback2] #7617744
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I noticed it in the Mountain areas north of Williamsport. Don't know if it is some sort of english/ German Pennsylvania Amish accent , or what . But, you can definitely tell when you hear it

Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Canvasback2] #7617918
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Never noticed it in the mountain billies.

Southeastern PA............say east of Bedford...........yep.

Pixsburgh area................yep.

But never picked up anything too out of the ordinary along the middle Rte 6 corridor.


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Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Canvasback2] #7617941
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I worked outside of Huntingdon about 5 years ago. Never noticed any accents. Nor did I have any trouble understanding anyone around there.

My only gripes were the high gas prices... and the DQ in Huntingdon didn't serve burgers, ice cream only.

Gorgeous countryside though.

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Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Mike in A-town] #7617948
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Originally Posted by Mike in A-town
I worked outside of Huntingdon about 5 years ago. Never noticed any accents. Nor did I have any trouble understanding anyone around there.

My only gripes were the high gas prices... and the DQ in Huntingdon didn't serve burgers, ice cream only.

Gorgeous countryside though.

Mike


you can blame the high gas prices on the highest (or second-highest?) gasoline taxes in the nation.



Re: The Pennsylvania Mountain Accent??? [Re: Mike in A-town] #7618033
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Just came through there about an hour ago. Nice ridge lines for sure. The valleys werent flat but more of a rolling type terrain. Didnt look great for mink stops unless you went straight to the rivers there.

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